Time is the essence of gardening and the natural world. Whether counting tree rings, or planting seeds, the passage of time marks the life of the garden. Sunflowers bend to follow the path of the sun throughout the day. Leaves turn colors in autumn as day length shortens. Common names of flowers often express the essential essence of time’s import: daylily, nightshade, four o’clock.
11am-3pm, Garden Activity Stations: Discover some of the ways time impacts us and the natural world around us at make and take stations throughout the garden. Locations: above the Rose Garden, Oak Allee Plaza, Fernery Plaza.
11:30am and 1:30pm: Live Performance of Nicholas Escobar’s “The Morris Arboretum Suite” Experience a live performance of this musical composition created specifically for the Morris Arboretum by composer and musician Nicholas Escobar, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania. With Nicholas on keyboard accompanied by a 7 piece string ensemble, the group will also perform an additional selection of original music. Weather permitting the performance will take place at the Baxter memorial adjacent to the Garden Railway, otherwise the performance will be held in the Upper Gallery of Widener.
12pm-4pm, Wine/Beer Garden: Spend some time relaxing in the garden, listening to music and enjoying a glass of wine or craft brew.
1pm-3pm, Meet the Artists: Visit the garden and Upper Gallery installations to meet the artists represented in this year’s exhibit.